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The Great Journey (2004)

Le grand voyage (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 24 November 2004 (France)
Reda, a young French-Moroccan guy and his old father drive from the south of France to Mecca in order for the father to do his pilgrimage. At first distant, they gradually learn to know each other.

Director:

Ismaël Ferroukhi
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cazalé ... Reda
Mohamed Majd Mohamed Majd ... The Father
Jacky Nercessian ... Mustapha
Ghina Ognianova Ghina Ognianova ... La vieille femme
Kamel Belghazi Kamel Belghazi ... Khalid
Atik Mohamed Atik Mohamed ... Le pélerin Ahmad
Malika Mesrar El Hadaoui Malika Mesrar El Hadaoui ... La mère
François Baroni François Baroni ... Le douanier italien
Krassi Kpacu Krassi Kpacu ... Le douanier serbe
Kirill Kavadarkov Kirill Kavadarkov ... Le barman yougoslave
Blajo Wymenski Blajo Wymenski ... L'homme du change
Diyan Machev Diyan Machev ... L'homme bavard (as Dean Matchev)
Erol Atac Erol Atac ... Douanier turc 1 (as Erol Ataç)
Sadik Deveci Sadik Deveci ... Douanier turc 2
Nihat Nikerel Nihat Nikerel ... Chef policier turc
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Reda, summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca, complies reluctantly - as he preparing for his baccalaureat and, even more important, has a secret love relationship. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure of his father: upon arrival in Mecca, both Reda and his father are not the characters they were at the start of the movie. Avoiding the hackneyed theme of the return to the homeland, the film uses the departure to renew a connection between two generation. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

A voyage beyond corporal life

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Morocco | Bulgaria | Turkey

Release Date:

24 November 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,113
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Reda: Where is my cell-phone?
The Father: It's in a garbage can 200 miles away.
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beautiful and moving alternative road movie
29 December 2006 | by alanbrice1See all my reviews

this isn't 'Bonnie and Clyde' or 'Thelma and Louise' but it is a fine road movie. it sets up its two main characters gently and easily. viewers learn the underlying tensions quickly, which is a tribute to the director. there is the young french (and English) speaking son who wants to do well in France, has a french girlfriend and who drinks alcohol, parties as young men do. And there is his moroccan arabic (and french) speaking father who devoutly follows his Muslim faith, with generosity and the wisdom of elders and who rejects the new culture surrounding him (like mobile phones). the film could explore very powerful politics - the odd couple drive thru the former Yugoslavia, thru Turkey and then thru the Middle East to get to Mecca. these are areas where the Muslim populations have been involved in wars, repression, ethnic cleansing; where dictators have pursued torture and summary executions to hold power and where religious communities are in constant deadly battle with each other. yet the film moves thru those places and possibilities with only hints of such agendas. the relationship between the two is key to this film, and faith, politics are the backdrop. it seems to be saying that we are all human, and need to understand and care for each other in order to manage well in this world. it certainly isn't 'Natural Born Killers' and is all the better for it.


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